Quotes by C. Chesterfield

Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds

C. Chesterfield

Other Great Authors

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.


Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

Marlo Thomas

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Frank It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.

Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Somerset Maugham »

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Joseph Heller »

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.

Kingsley Amis, One Fat Englishman 1963 »